The Dominican is getting the hang of stealing the rug out from under people’s feet with the last roll of the dice – having done it to Valentin Rodriguez with his very last move at round five in Mauritius to move ahead in the championship and claim the win. (Winning in such a way used to be known as the ‘Carlos Mario Mind-Game’ as it happened so frequently, but perhaps it’s now the ‘Corniel Coup’!)
Here are the round one winners from day one (and their heat scores), who benefit from by-passing round two and have advanced straight to round three:
Liam Whaley (29.01 – Will ride next in R3 heat #13)
Carlos Mario (26.5 – R3 heat #13)
Arthur Guillebert (22.03 – R3 heat #14)
Maxim Chabloz (25.17 – R3 heat #14
Gianmaria Coccoluto (28.51 – R3 heat #15)
Valentin Rodriguez (24.27 – R3 heat #15)
Nicolas Delmas (25.53 – R3 heat #16)
Adeuri Corniel (30.43 – R3 heat #16)
Lots more action to come tomorrow on the livestream with the start of the dingle round two where all other riders who didn’t win in round one get a second chance. The women should also hit the water.
Find the livestream, liveticker heat reports, the heat ladders and results on the Freestyle live event page here.
Thursday’s news feature sets the Dakhla double event scene for you here.